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Workshop: Next Generation Traffic Incident Management – Safety and Mobility Benefits for All

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Over the past 2-3 decades, thanks to the dedicated efforts of many transportation and public safety professionals throughout the country, TIM has progressed significantly, particularly in the area of training with nearly 500,000 incident responders trained nationally (December 2020). However, much of the TIM focus over this period has centered on interstates and other high-speed roadways. Furthermore, given the criticality of TIM to safety and mobility, sustained attention on "raising the bar" and continually enhancing TIM to its "next-generation" is paramount.

Next-generation (NextGen) TIM focuses on "ALL" roadways, responders, TIM programs, and motorists. TIM has routinely demonstrated life, time, and money saving benefits. More specifically, NextGen TIM:

  • Applies practical, proven tactics and strategies to ALL facilities, including local roadways;
  • Emphasizes the need to properly train ALL responders nationally for managing incidents on ALL roadways;
  • Integrates existing and emerging technology and data tools for use by ALL TIM practitioners and programs;
  • Benefits ALL roadway users including commuters, travelers, and commercial vehicle operators.

FHWA has designated NextGen TIM as an innovation in the sixth round of their Every Day Counts (EDC-6) Program. The essence of EDC is the identification and accelerated implementation of proven, yet underutilized innovations to enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, integrate technologies, and other benefits. The program includes establishing performance goals for innovation adoption over a two-year period and also provides technical support for implementation at the State and local levels.

ITE has a long history of strongly advocating TIM as a foundational Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) strategy. This workshop will continue that tradition by providing Annual Meeting participants with insights on how they can play the ever increasingly important role of implementing NextGen TIM. With a NextGen TIM focus on expansion to local roadways, there has never been a more important time to engage ITE members, particularly those representing local agencies. In addition to highlighting NextGen TIM State of the Practice tools and strategies, the workshop will also provide an update on FHWA's EDC-6 NextGen TIM implementation progress including results of the Program's regional summits, workshops and other activities.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants/attendees will be able to do the following:
  • Define NextGen TIM, its focus areas, business case, and benefits.
  • Recognize their respective roles in elevating TIM so that it may be mainstreamed into state, regional, and local transportation operations programs for ALL roadways.
  • Research and identify potential funding opportunities for NextGen TIM strategies.
  • Understand FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) Program and how it is being applied to foster innovation and implement NextGen TIM.

Facilitators and Speakers:
  • Paul Jodoin, Traffic Incident Management Program Manager, Office of Operations, Traffic & Event Management Team | United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  • Jim Austrich, Traffic Incident Management Program Manager, Office of Operations, Traffic & Event Management Team | United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
  • Joe Tebo, Traffic Incident Management Program Manager, Office of Operations, Traffic & Event Management Team | United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
  • Doug Noble, Senior Director of Management and Operations | Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Patricia Westsik, Incident Response Supervisor | City of Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Gary McClellan | Oregon Tow Truck Association
  • Justin Guinan, Statewide TIM Program Coordinator | Oregon Department of Transportation, Maintenance & Operations Branch
  • Norris Croom, Fire Chief, Castle Rock | Colorado Fire and Rescue
  • Major Rob Marone, District 5 Commander | Colorado State Patrol
  • Steve Cyra, FHWA Every Day Counts NextGen TIM Team (contractor support) | HNTB

July 21, 2021
Wed 4:00 PM EDT

Duration 2H 0M

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